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A companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt [electronic resource] /
edited by William D. Pederson.
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
description
xviii, 763 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1444330160 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781444330168 (hardcover : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
isbn
1444330160 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781444330168 (hardcover : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
FDR biographies / Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr. -- Eleanor Roosevelt biographies / Norman W. Provizer -- Pre-presidential career / Timothy W. Kneeland -- Physical and psychological health / Robert P. Watson -- The election of 1932 / Donald A. Ritchie -- The 1936-1944 campaigns / Sean J. Savage -- Urban and regional interests / Stefano Luconi -- Minorities / Cherisse Jones-Branch -- Labor / Martin Halpern -- Business / Patrick D. Reagan -- Opponents at home and abroad / Joseph Edward Lee -- As a communicator / Betty Houchin Winfield -- The New Deal / June Hopkins -- The banking crisis / James S. Olson and Brian Domitrovic -- FDR and Agriculture / Jean Choate -- Conservation / Byron W. Daynes -- Political culture / Richard M. Fried -- Human rights / Wesley K. Mosier -- The institutional presidency / Rodney A. Grunes -- Political and administrative style / Margaret C. Rung -- The Congress / John Thomas McGuire -- The Supreme Court / Stephen K. Shaw -- The American military / Lance Janda -- Science and technology / Peter K. Parides -- Intelligence / R. Blake Dunnavent -- Relations with the British and French / Kevin E Smith -- Relations with Canada -- Galen Roger Perras -- The Good Neighbor policy and the Americas / Michael R.Hall -- Relations with the Soviet Union / William E. Kinsella, Jr. -- Relations with China and India / William Ashbaugh -- Relations with Japan / William Ashbaugh -- Relations with Italy and Nazi Germany / Regina U. Gramer -- Relations with Spain and European neutrals / David A. Messenger -- International legacy / Mary Stockwell -- Political reputation / Patrick J. Maney.
catalogue key
7875375
 
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 710-731) and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2011-07-01:
Pederson (American Studies Endowed Chair & Director of the International Lincoln Center for American Studies, Louisiana State Univ., Shreveport; The FDR Years) presents a comprehensive collection of new essays on all aspects of FDR's presidency. Each writer expertly guides the reader through important themes and areas that have heretofore been in need of further research. The range of essays, each with endnotes and further readings, is impressive; the book covers not only the usual subjects such as the New Deal, foreign relations, and the presidential elections, but other less discussed issues such as conditions and treatment of minorities and land conservation. Some more recent sources for further reading are not here, e.g., Kirstin Downey's The Woman Behind the New Deal. VERDICT As historiographical essays, they are not intended for the lay reader. For serious students of FDR's presidency, from undergraduates to faculty and scholars, this is an indispensable foundational source. [Pederson has been a longtime LJ book reviewer in American history and biography.-Ed.]-Bryan Craig, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This masterful work will be used by all students of the Roosevelt era. An indispensible guide to FDRs career, it reviews existing analysis of his life and times and raises new questions about the impact of his presidency on the American nation. Relevant to contemporary issues, it brings historical insight to bear on current debates of political leadership and the role of government." Maurine H. Beasley, University of Maryland, author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady "These essays covering every relevant topic about FDR are essential in understanding our 32d president. Pederson's Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt is a must read for all interested in the presidency, leadership and 20th century history." Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and co-editor of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court
"This masterful work will be used by all students of the Roosevelt era. An indispensible guide to FDRs career, it reviews existing analysis of his life and times and raises new questions about the impact of his presidency on the American nation. Relevant to contemporary issues, it brings historical insight to bear on current debates of political leadership and the role of government." Maurine H. Beasley, University of Maryland, author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady "These essays covering every relevant topic about FDR are essential in understanding our 32nd president. Pederson's Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt is a must read for all interested in the presidency, leadership and 20th century history." Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and co-editor of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court
"Overall this is a great addition to the literature on Franklin Roosevelt, combining as it does an encapsulation of all the historical research about him and his presidency in every aspect from conservation and the Supreme Court to war policy and relations with Canada." ( Expofairs , 13 March 2013) "So librarians who have readers with an interest in this subject should watch out for further books in the series." ( Reference Reviews , 2012) "The range of essays, each with endnotes and further readings, is impressive; the book covers not only the usual subjects such as the New Deal, foreign relations, and the presidential elections, but other less discussed issues such as conditions and treatment of minorities and land conservation . . . For serious students of FDR's presidency, from undergraduates to faculty and scholars, this is an indispensable foundational source." (Library Journal, 2011)
"Overall this is a great addition to the literature on Franklin Roosevelt, combining as it does an encapsulation of all the historical research about him and his presidency in every aspect from conservation and the Supreme Court to war policy and relations with Canada." ( Expofairs , 13 March 2013) "So librarians who have readers with an interest in this subject should watch out for further books in the series." ( Reference Reviews , 2012) "The range of essays, each with endnotes and further readings, is impressive; the book covers not only the usual subjects such as the New Deal, foreign relations, and the presidential elections, but other less discussed issues such as conditions and treatment of minorities and land conservation . . . For serious students of FDRs presidency, from undergraduates to faculty and scholars, this is an indispensable foundational source." (Library Journal, 2011)
"Overall this is a great addition to the literature on Franklin Roosevelt, combining as it does an encapsulation of all the historical research about him and his presidency in every aspect from conservation and the Supreme Court to war policy and relations with Canada." ( Sun News Corporation , 15 January 2013) "So librarians who have readers with an interest in this subject should watch out for further books in the series." ( Reference Reviews , 2012) "The range of essays, each with endnotes and further readings, is impressive; the book covers not only the usual subjects such as the New Deal, foreign relations, and the presidential elections, but other less discussed issues such as conditions and treatment of minorities and land conservation . . . For serious students of FDR's presidency, from undergraduates to faculty and scholars, this is an indispensable foundational source." (Library Journal, 2011)
"Overall this is a great addition to the literature on Franklin Roosevelt, combining as it does an encapsulation of all the historical research about him and his presidency in every aspect from conservation and the Supreme Court to war policy and relations with Canada." ( Sun News Corporation , 15 January 2013) "So librarians who have readers with an interest in this subject should watch out for further books in the series." ( Reference Reviews , 2012) "The range of essays, each with endnotes and further readings, is impressive; the book covers not only the usual subjects such as the New Deal, foreign relations, and the presidential elections, but other less discussed issues such as conditions and treatment of minorities and land conservation . . . For serious students of FDRs presidency, from undergraduates to faculty and scholars, this is an indispensable foundational source." (Library Journal, 2011)
"So librarians who have readers with an interest in this subject should watch out for further books in the series." ( Reference Reviews , 2012) "The range of essays, each with endnotes and further readings, is impressive; the book covers not only the usual subjects such as the New Deal, foreign relations, and the presidential elections, but other less discussed issues such as conditions and treatment of minorities and land conservation . . . For serious students of FDR's presidency, from undergraduates to faculty and scholars, this is an indispensable foundational source." (Library Journal, 2011)
"So librarians who have readers with an interest in this subject should watch out for further books in the series." ( Reference Reviews , 2012) "The range of essays, each with endnotes and further readings, is impressive; the book covers not only the usual subjects such as the New Deal, foreign relations, and the presidential elections, but other less discussed issues such as conditions and treatment of minorities and land conservation . . . For serious students of FDRs presidency, from undergraduates to faculty and scholars, this is an indispensable foundational source." (Library Journal, 2011)
"The range of essays, each with endnotes and further readings, is impressive; the book covers not only the usual subjects such as the New Deal, foreign relations, and the presidential elections, but other less discussed issues such as conditions and treatment of minorities and land conservation . . . For serious students of FDR's presidency, from undergraduates to faculty and scholars, this is an indispensable foundational source." (Library Journal, 2011)
"The range of essays, each with endnotes and further readings, is impressive; the book covers not only the usual subjects such as the New Deal, foreign relations, and the presidential elections, but other less discussed issues such as conditions and treatment of minorities and land conservation . . . For serious students of FDR's presidency, from undergraduates to faculty and scholars, this is an indispensable foundational source." (Library Journal, 2011) "This masterful work will be used by all students of the Roosevelt era. An indispensible guide to FDR's career, it reviews existing analysis of his life and times and raises new questions about the impact of his presidency on the American nation. Relevant to contemporary issues, it brings historical insight to bear on current debates of political leadership and the role of government." Maurine H. Beasley, University of Maryland, author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady "These essays covering every relevant topic about FDR are essential in understanding our 32d president. Pederson's Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt is a must read for all interested in the presidency, leadership and 20th century history." Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and co-editor of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court
“This masterful work will be used by all students of the Roosevelt era. An indispensible guide to FDR's career, it reviews existing analysis of his life and times and raises new questions about the impact of his presidency on the American nation. Relevant to contemporary issues, it brings historical insight to bear on current debates of political leadership and the role of government.” – Maurine H. Beasley, University of Maryland, author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady “These essays covering every relevant topic about FDR are essential in understanding our 32d president. Pederson’s Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt is a must read for all interested in the presidency, leadership and 20th century history.” – Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and co-editor of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court
"This masterful work will be used by all students of the Roosevelt era. An indispensible guide to FDR's career, it reviews existing analysis of his life and times and raises new questions about the impact of his presidency on the American nation. Relevant to contemporary issues, it brings historical insight to bear on current debates of political leadership and the role of government." - Maurine H. Beasley, University of Maryland, author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady "These essays covering every relevant topic about FDR are essential in understanding our 32nd president. Pederson's Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt is a must read for all interested in the presidency, leadership and 20th century history." - Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and co-editor of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court
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Summaries
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The only United States president elected to four terms of office, Franklin Delano Roosevelt shepherded the nation through its most tumultuous period since the Civil War. A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading FDR scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on key elements of this central figure during the two critical events that shaped the modern world: the Great Depression and World War II. The essays cover all aspects of FDR's life and times, including his political, military, and economic decisions, fully discussing the scholarship to date as well as sketching out areas in need of further research. Themes and topics range from Roosevelt's health, relationships, Supreme Court packing, to New Deal policies, institutional issues, and international relations. A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt is the most comprehensive and authoritative source on a twentieth-century icon whose optimism and vitality led America from the nadir of the worst depression in world history to the brink of victory over Germany and Japan.
Main Description
A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on the president who led the United States through the tumultuous period from the Great Depression to the waning days of World War II. Represents a state-of-the-art assessment of current scholarship on FDR, the only president elected to four terms of office and the central figure in key events of the first half of the 20th century Covers all aspects of FDR's life and times, from his health, relationships, and Supreme Court packing, to New Deal policies, institutional issues, and international relations Features 35 essays by leading FDR scholars
Main Description
A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on the president who led the United States through the tumultuous period from the Great Depression to the waning days of World War II. Represents a state-of-the-art assessment of current scholarship on FDR, the only president elected to four terms of office and the central figure in key events of the first half of the 20th century Covers all aspects of FDRs life and times, from his health, relationships, and Supreme Court packing, to New Deal policies, institutional issues, and international relations Features 35 essays by leading FDR scholars
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. x
Prefacep. xi
Notes on Contributorsp. xiv
FDR Biographiesp. 1
Eleanor Roosevelt Biographiesp. 15
Pre-Presidential Careerp. 34
Physical and Psychological Healthp. 59
The Election of 1932p. 77
The 1936-1944 Campaignsp. 96
Urban and Regional Interestsp. 114
Minoritiesp. 135
Laborp. 155
Businessp. 186
Opponents at Home and Abroadp. 206
FDR as a Communicatorp. 222
The New Dealp. 238
The Banking Crisisp. 259
FDR and Agriculturep. 279
Conservationp. 298
Political Culturep. 318
Human Rightsp. 340
The Institutional Presidencyp. 362
Political and Administrative Stylep. 385
The Congressp. 405
The Supreme Courtp. 427
The American Militaryp. 443
Science and Technologyp. 459
Intelligencep. 480
Relations with the British and Frenchp. 493
Relations with Canadap. 517
The Good Neighbor Policy and the Americasp. 542
Relations with the Soviet Unionp. 564
Relations with China and Indiap. 590
Relations with Japanp. 612
Relations with Italy and Nazi Germanyp. 636
Relations with Spain and European Neutralsp. 653
International Legacyp. 672
Political Reputationp. 690
Bibliographyp. 710
Indexp. 732
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